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Please check in Texas and surrounding area - Hurricane Rita (prayer chain)

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suthern
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75 posted 09-29-2005 08:40 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers... I appreciate them so much.

Tests show that Daddy had another stroke. That didn't surprise anyone since he could move his left side Sunday and can't now. And of course... he's disoriented, confused... and not at all happy about the whole situation. Forgive the sarcasm here... but at least he's now unhappy enough he's sharing his ire with everyone... and not just saving it up for my sister and me.

We don't know where we go from here - to be blunt, conditions in my hometown are on the level of a 3rd world country... no power, no gas, no food... and water is limited. The hospital is still on generator power, ambulances are only allowed to transport patients in life and death situations and all the rehab facilities are overflowing with evacuees from other rehabs and nursing homes... The places with openings are far away from where he is and there's no way to transport him.

And a bit more sarcasm *G*... To make my life still more joyous, I twisted my ankle while trying to empty all the food from Daddy's refrigerator and big freezer... so now my hustle is a hobbling one. *G*

I'm wondering if Carlsbad Caverns would allow me to curl up in one of their corners for a few days? *S* I've heard hurricanes don't reach there. LOL
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76 posted 09-29-2005 08:52 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Ah sweetie..
I'm so sorry for all you are going through.
Still saying prayers for your Dad, and for you.
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77 posted 09-29-2005 08:54 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Enchantress: Hugs to you, sweet lady... I could just cry... and would if I wasn't so afraid I wouldn't ever be able to stop. *S*
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78 posted 09-29-2005 12:30 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Oh lord!  sometimes I wonder what these tests in life are all about.  I am SO sorry for you and hope that you are getting whatever help you need to cope through this horrific time.  Take care of you though Ruth, as you are sure not good to help anyone else if you don't do take care of you first   I wish I had a magic wand to make this all better for you there, I truly do.  I will pray it gets better for you and your family.
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79 posted 09-29-2005 01:06 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Ruth....Sharons right...take care of you....if you don't, you can't take care of him.  My heart goes out to you.  
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80 posted 09-29-2005 01:15 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Update to you all from our Serenity:

I talked to Karen this morning, and she had me in stitches right from the get-go. I called her phone, and after 6 rings no one answered, so I called her cell phone.   I said, "Karen, your phone was ringing and ringing why didn't you answer it?  Didn't you hear it?"  She said, "Nope, the pole is gone that the phone line used to hang on silly!"  Well we laughed ourselves silly over that sick humor.  This was good as it changed some tears to something lighter.

She said she misses everyone desperately, and is staring at her monitor, as she has no hard-drive, and wondering when she can get power to get back on line.  They can't find their insurance adjuster even to get things dealt with, but are still trying.  

Apparently all the recipients of N.O. love those MRE's (Meals ready to eat.)  She said, she adds water, and this little heating pack and presto - dinner is served!             I think I will just take her word for that.

She hopes to go to her sister's house soon to get online and say hello to everyone, as she still has no power, water, etc.  She is just still busy in the darn heat cleaning and getting things back in some livable condition.  She was working on her room today she said, and the power meter was being installed today, so that is a good sign, as they can't want for power.  A cool spell is expected there which they are praying will stay that way, as there is still word of another storm.  Sheesh!

So, that is the latest from Serenity, until she checks in.  Again, I was supposed to make sure you all know she really, really misses you and can't wait to get back.

[This message has been edited by Mysteria (09-29-2005 03:42 PM).]

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81 posted 09-29-2005 05:29 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Sharon, I'm glad Karen has her sense of humor.  Thanks for the update:  

Ruth, you and your Dad and family are in my prayers.  Hang in there, suthern girl...you're made of tough stuff!   ....jo
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82 posted 09-29-2005 09:05 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

MRE's, eh?  I'm kinda partial to Chicken Spaghetti....with Tabasco.  It is most amazing what that little tiny airline bottle of sweet goodness from Louisiana can do to an MRE.  Now, that ain't saying them's bad, mind ya....only a few of the entress are frankly downright nasty, no matter how much Tabasco is ladled on it.  Just be sure to have ample water to drink alongside yer MRE.  They's dehydrated, so you add water.  Add more to yourself while eating it or suffer the dire consequences three days later.

'Sides, when you really need all the energy you can get, 4000 calories/MRE ain't all that bad.  This coming from a guy with a super high metabolism, mind ya.
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83 posted 09-30-2005 09:41 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Suthern, I can't believe the trials you're enduring all at once.  It's good you can laugh about dad's disposition, it helps keep sanity.  Carlsbad, huh?  I remember almost freezing in there one hot summer day.  It's pretty dank, too.  

God bless you (dad and sister, too)

    Rae
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84 posted 09-30-2005 09:50 PM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


Suthern?...

Please know that you and your dad
are in my thoughts and prayers...



"When the power of love overcomes the love
of power the world will know peace."
--Jimi Hendrix

 
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